Value proposition

Virtual Tape Library (VTL)

StarWind VTL helps businesses move beyond their costly physical tape backup processes without sacrificing regulatory data archival and retention requirements thanks to on-premises Virtual Tape Libraries with cloud and object storage tiering. Protect your backups from ransomware by keeping them “air-gapped” on virtual tapes. Replicate and tier your backups to any public cloud and use any industry-standard object storage for flexible scalability, as well as maximized security and cost-efficiency.

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Virtual Tape Library (VTL) is also available as an OEM component for your own solution.
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Pay For What You Use

Pay-As-You-Go licensing:
No more license restrictions!

We're happy to offer you a consumption-based licensing model for StarWind VTL. No more limitations on installations or number of backup servers. You simply pay for the amount of data managed by VTL instances running in your infrastructure. We automatically add discounts for big data sets: the bigger the archive, the better the cost per terabyte.

We're rolling out the subscription model one region at a time, your sales representative can tell you more about the availability in your region.

Use Case Scenarios

Use Case Scenarios

One solution to solve various issues in your tape-centric backup infrastructure
Calamu Anti-Threat
Cloud Backup Storage

StarWind VTL makes use of Calamu to add an award-winning layer of security on top of your backup data stored in S3, Azure, Google Cloud, Wasabi, or in a multi-cloud or hybrid environment. The added protection layer goes beyond just immutability, introducing unique protection against data theft and exfiltration.

Tiered AWS S3 & Glacier
Backup Storage for Veeam

StarWind VTL for AWS and Veeam adds the cloud storage tier to your existing backup infrastructure ensuring the execution of the 3-2-1 backup rule. Blending “cold” object storage with cloud storage solutions without third-party software has never been easier.

Backblaze B2 Backup Storage

VTL acts as storage Gateway for Backblaze to automate IT infrastructure and media assets backup, guaranteeing their instant accessibility. Access your data whenever you need it and securely store it with versatile tiering and replication to Backblaze Cloud Storage, removing the need for cumbersome LTO workflows.

Automated LTO P2V

We can automatically convert LTO tape data to virtual tapes without having to ship tapes anywhere. Once tape media is virtualized, our engineers will help migrate it to any cloud or object storage of your choice and aid with automating the offsite data replication for future use.

Wasabi Backup Storage

StarWind VTL leverages Wasabi to extend your on-premises storage infrastructure for data backup, archival, and DR purposes. Our solution is an easily manageable and affordable hybrid storage that connects any on-premises backup application to Wasabi hot cloud storage.

Data Protection with Cloudian

StarWind and Cloudian offer an end-to-end secure secondary backup and archive storage solution to replace physical LTO without any changes to the existing tape-centric backup processes. Turn your tape data archives into easily accessible cloud copies, scale flexibly, and create a cost-efficient, automated, fast, and secure virtualized backup infrastructure.

VTL Adds Azure Archive Blob
Support to Veeam

StarWind VTL enables Veeam users to store data in Azure Archive blob for as little as $1/month. Easily manage your archival costs with automatic replication to Azure and support for Hot, Cool, and Azure Archive tiers.


StarWind VTL Features

  • Works on both Windows and Linux
  • Emulates industry-standard tape libraries with FC and iSCSI connectivity
  • Protects from ransomware through secure air-gapping in cloud storage
  • Supports all major cloud storage offerings, including storage tiering within the cloud: AWS, Azure, Backblaze, Wasabi
  • Supports any S3-compatible object storage: Cloudian, Pure, WD ActiveScale, Hitachi Vantara, and others
VTL covers everything.
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More Features
  • StarWind Virtual SAN is able to grant all the above-mentioned benefits thanks to a harminous set of intricate features.
    You can find them in the list below, and all of them are immediately available with any StarWind VSAN edition that you purchase.
  • Simplicity

    VTL integrates seamlessly and requires zero changes to the established backup and archival process. Support for data migration solutions like Amazon Snowball, Azure Data Box, Backblaze Fireball, and others makes the process streamlined.
  • Reliability

    VTL automates and secures offsite backup and archival by eliminating human process and the need to ship physical tapes offsite. Data storage reliability is also higher with the ability to select geo-redundant storage with individual FTT levels.
  • Return on Investment

    VTL is up to 10 times faster than LTO. It's also less expensive to operate and maintain than LTO. With added cloud and object storage support you get a storage system that scales to your needs and becomes more and more cost efficient over time.
What The World Says About Us

StarWind included as Niche Player for the fourth consecutive time in 2021 Magic Quadrant™ for HCI Software

Hyperconverged Infrastructure Software
reviewed April 5, 2021
Industry: Finance
Company size: 3b – 10b usd
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reviewed Sep 13, 2021
Industry: Construction
Company size: <50m usd
02 / 10 Read more
reviewed June 12, 2021
Industry: Manufacturing
Company size: 50m - 250m usd
03 / 10 Read more
reviewed October 14, 2020
Industry: Education
Company size: <5,000 emp
04 / 10 Read more
reviewed March 16, 2021
Industry: Manufacturing
Company size: 3b - 10b usd
05 / 10 Read more
reviewed February 28, 2020
Industry: Finance
Company size: 1b - 3b usd
07 / 10 Read more
reviewed November 14, 2019
Industry: Finance
Company size: 1b - 3b usd
08 / 10 Read more
reviewed October 20, 2016
Industry: Manufacturing
Company size: 3b - 10b usd
09 / 10 Read more
reviewed September 1, 2021
Industry: Services
Company size: <50m usd
10 / 10 Read more

We are satisfied with StarWind. The support is really fantastic. Whenever any issue arises, the response is very prompt, and solution is immediate.

Srinivas Kouda, Company’s Representative

We were able to build 2-node storage clusters based on virtualization in 19 hypermarkets without any problems and with high cost-efficiency.

Vass Sandor, IT Infrastructure Leader

By being able to virtualize our environment with StarWind, we were able to retire some old hardware, get our services highly available, reduce power consumption and heat in our server closet.

David Gardner, Information Systems Manager

StarWind got us off the clustered environment, which was a big help. So, I could regain control of my storage and reclaim and redistribute the space we desperately needed.

Ryan Fulton, Company’s Representative

Price + Simplicity. StarWind vSAN offers great pricing and allows us to get work done without expensive custom hardware. It also makes getting back online quick and easy after an outage or hardware failure.

Aaron Hayes, IT Manager

We chose StarWind Mainly because of the cost compared to other vendors. Simplicity of setup was also a major factor and I like the fact that you don’t need a vendor certified engineer to perform the installation.

John Harris, Windows System Administrator,
Department of Physics, University of Oxford

Because of recommendations of older colleagues, with StarWind, we got a reliable storage with no additional hardware. There was a need to increase IT infrastructure performance and we saw StarWind as the most cost-effective solution.

Željko Medić, Director of IT Department

StarWind is the best storage product I have ever used! It satisfies and exceeds requirements.

Joe Gursky, Director of IT
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